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Moon Light World Map

The map below shows where the Moon is visible from the Earth, depending on weather conditions and moon phases.
The white dot Moon symbol symbolizes the position of the Moon, and the yellow sun Sun symbol symbolizes the position of the sun.

Map showing which part of the Earth the Moon is currently above the horizon at.

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Map notes

  • The bright part of the map shows where the moon is over the horizon on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 17:38:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.

Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 98%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterFriday, October 11, 2013 at 11:04 PM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, October 18, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 17:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 57' North, Longitude: 76° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.22 meters/second, 1606.4 km/hour, 998.2 miles/hour or 867.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"16.63 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 minorth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 26.2"998.07 miwest0° 10' 43.0"12.27 minorth997.98 mi
24 hours11° 49' 52.6"813.97 mieast4° 04' 31.1"280.06 minorth857.31 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ThiruvananthapuramThu 11:08 PM285 km177 miles154 nmNorth N
ColomboThu 11:08 PM382 km237 miles206 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sri Jayawardenapura KotteThu 11:08 PM386 km240 miles209 nmEast-northeast ENE
MaleThu 10:38 PM391 km243 miles211 nmWest-southwest WSW
KulhudhuffushiThu 10:38 PM392 km244 miles212 nmWest W
KochiThu 11:08 PM446 km277 miles241 nmNorth N
TheniThu 11:08 PM460 km286 miles249 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaduraiThu 11:08 PM471 km293 miles254 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KandyThu 11:08 PM475 km295 miles257 nmEast-northeast ENE
CoimbatoreThu 11:08 PM560 km348 miles303 nmNorth N

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